Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 9/19/2022

This week is going to be the big week of the First Annual Owl Marching Invitational on Saturday!!! We need at least one volunteer from each family to help work the contest in order to make it successful! Our students will be performing in exhibition at both the end of the Prelims and the Finals of the competition so that we may also get some feedback from the judges. That being said, they’ll be unavailable to help for about an hour on each side – and for that we very much need volunteers to help keep things on track for the other bands! Please visit this link and sign-up for a role if you haven’t already! (Students signed up this past week)


Please note it is mandatory that all students must be in attendance throughout the contest to help and perform!

Our final schedule features 17 Bands, plus our own, who will be performing that day in a Prelims/Finals contest. That essentially means we’ll have 31 performances through the day! We are expecting 1300+ student participants at this event, and hope that this can become a fundraiser that is the crown jewel for the Odem Bands in the coming years. It is not uncommon for events like this to raise tens of thousands of dollars, and we hope this will benefit our students in many ways!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far. Please sign up today if you haven’t already! We still need most of the positions covered. 

We will have a meeting at 10:00am Saturday in the HS Cafetorium to quickly go over the contest flow, rules, and what to expect as a volunteer. We will have pizza for our volunteers then and begin preparing for everyone to start arriving. Our first band should be arriving sometime at 11am into the lot, and finals/awards will end with people leaving by about 11:30pm after clean up. It is going to be a long day, but offers us a great opportunity to raise funds for the band program! 

Saturday Schedule

See Full PDF of Host Schedule Here

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday:Leadership Meeting after School 3:45pm-4:05pm
Band Hall Available for Sectionals After School
Wednesday:Evening Rehearsal: 4:15pm-5:30pm
Thursday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday:Odem vs. Taft:
5:430pm: Students at Band Hall 
6:35pm: March to Stadium
7:30pm: Kick-Off
~10:00pm: Students Picked Up
Saturday:1st Annual Owl Marching Invitational 
10:00am: Students and Volunteer Meeting in HS Cafetorium
11:00am: Student/Volunteer Lunch and Bands Begin to Arrive
5:45pm: Odem Performs Exhibition at end of Prelims
10:30pm: Odem Performs Exhibition at end of Finals
~11:45pm: Clean-Up Complete and Students Picked Up
See Full PDF of Host Schedule Here

Upcoming Events:

Friday Odem vs. Taft (Home)7:30pm
SaturdayOdem Owl Marching Invitational
(Need at least one volunteer for every student this day)
September 30thOdem vs. Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa) 
October 1stUSBands Marching Showcase (Goliad)
8:00am: Students at Band Hall
12:15pm: Perform
~8:30pm: Return after Awards and Clinic
October 6thHomecoming Parade/Burning of the ‘O’7pm
October 7thOdem vs. Monte Alto (Homecoming) 
October 8thMarching Band Clinic/Rehearsal at Owl Stadium (MANDATORY – TEST GRADE!)3pm-6pm
October 14thOdem vs. Hebbronville (Hebbronville) 
October 15thUIL Region 14 Marching Contest (Beeville)
Students at Band Hall 12pm
Performance at 6:00pm
Announcement of Ratings 7:15pm
Return to Odem at about 8:30pm
All Day
October 21stOdem vs. Banquete – Home (Band Senior Night Pre-Game) 
October 22ndUIL 3A Area E Marching Contest (Beeville)All Day
October 28thOdem vs. George West (George West) 
October 29thHost UIL 2A Area E Marching Contest
(Note Students must be there this day as we will perform in Exhibition at the conclusion of the contest!)
November 4th-5thBands of America Super-Regional Competition (AlamoDome – San Antonio) 

You may find our full 2022-2023 Odem Bands Calendar here (Includes JH Dates as well): http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-2023-Odem-Bands-Calendar-v1.pdf

Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!